Students at Newark College will have the chance to try out the new 3D, interactive inflatable art gallery. Artists can exhibit their work in the dome and then invite others to view it by virtually navigating their way around the gallery.
Developed by researchers from Nottingham Trent University and a 3D programmer from Vancouver, it encourages young people to explore art in different ways. It will be available to students on Friday 18th May 2012 for study purposes and open to visitors all day on Saturday 19th May 2012 for Newark College’s open day.
Karen Chesney, art lecturer at Newark College, commented:
“This is a great opportunity for those who have never really had the chance to visit an art gallery. The students will be able create to work, curate it and then navigate their way around the virtual gallery as if they were visitors. The students have already expressed a keen interest in the concept; this could be a new way of delivering lessons in the future”
The art work exhibited in the dome can be created by students and the public. The dome has been fitted with a 360° projector which provides a totally immersive experience. It can be viewed interactively as though you were walking around a simulated art gallery along with the ability to zoom in for finer details of a particular piece.